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People like Palin, Cain and Bachman will never get any traction with DR, moonbeam and the old guard Republicans. But just put their name on a ballot and see what REAL AMERICAN PEOPLE think about their political agenda.
While we are at it, we need to bring movie stars and basketball players down a notch or two. Key their salary to other responsible executives -- like maybe the Aberdeen Postmaster.
That sounds like a great plan -- the IRS will "means test" all companies before they decide whether to tax them or not.
Public schools are the key plank in the socialist scheme, PERIOD. Large foundations have poured billions of dollars into "education reform." You can expect ANY MOVE to take away the state monopoly of education to be opposed by those who want to program our children for their agenda.
It is obvious why he did not want to release a birth certificate. It proves that he was not a "natural born citizen" like they insisted John McCain prove because he was born in the Panama Canal Zone.
Birth certificate or not, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments on TWO CASES over Article II, Section 1. Far be it from me to ask any LOCAL LAWYER to explain any CONSTITUTIONAL issue. (Then again, my son came out of law school thinking the 2nd Amendment was about the rights of the militia.)
In the trivia department, the one I liked best is the old Dan Rather trick. Remember that letter about George Bush's military service that was typed on a computer and dated back in the days of typewriters? Got Dan fired! Obama's "old" birth certificate has THE SAME COMPUTER TYPING! (See it at WND.com) Probably just a time warp of some kind.
The "Nanny State" is not just a federal problem. When the state or county tries to provide you with all the support like your parents gave you at home, HELLO, NANNY STATE. Believe me, "efficient and economical" are not terms describing bureaucracy at any level. (Most state governments are fairly lean in just necessary state functions.)
The nasty little secret is that "education" is the black hole of government funds. Price the tuition at any private school, and then see what the "public education" is costing you per pupil. There should be a rule that when it gets cheaper, we should send them all to private schools.
The county and state could still help with day care centers for those kids thrown out of the private schools because they refuse to be quiet or study. Play Stations are probably a lot cheaper to operate than live teachers. Older kids could move on into video gambling and maybe help support the system.
But I hope Raleigh doesn't get down to the "help yourself" level of one community in Tennessee where I had to carry my own garbage to the dump! That got so old that I paid a guy with a pick-up truck to pick it up. (Cheaper than the modern trucks!)
I believe that very low income people should get a break up to the grocery bill and rent.
As Harry Reid said, the income tax if voluntary. This works in three ways:
(1) If you work for a normal employer, he volunteers them for you.
(2) If you deal drugs or steal cars for a living, you really don't want to declare your income. Besides, they don't know where you live.
(3) You may get to the end of the year and owe a bundle in taxes. Many of these are never collected under the "blood out of the turnip" principle.
The Fair Tax would solve all of those problems. Collected on NEW MERCHANDISE, it would still let the thrifty browse the consignment shops FREE.OF TAX. But drug dealers and car thieves would pay their fair share EVERY TIME they bought something NEW.
I know that Dusty and Moonbeam will have a fun time putting that idea down, but they have a difficult time explaining the virtues of the present system or removing the stench from the reputation of the dearly beloved IRS.
And PROGRESSIVE? Exempting groceries and rent while collecting tax from tax cheats and fat cat drug dealers looks like a step forward.
The successes are in major metropolitan areas. If the city is large enough, public transportation and high speed rail works. Maybe all TransGlobalPark needs is high speed rail and a local subway.
duplication of services...
space-devouring golf courses...
"concerns" over company...
I guess we were lucky to get a few similar places built before the free market system collapsed.
You guys have some good points on the shortcomings of George Bush. I could add quite a few more in the economic realm. I have never been to Tora Bora, but I get the impression that it is a tough place to chase bad guys. I won't judge the call of the military people at the time.
And jackets in the oval office? I would settle for a PRESIDENT who spent some time there. All of the world's ill can not be settled on the golf course, basketball court or big weekly outings in Air Force 1,
OBL as a priority? Tell me what Obama has not stepped in front of a teleprompter and declared to be a priority! Gasoline prices? Housing market? 14 Trillion debt? Unemployment? I am afraid that all we see on these fronts is the further advancement of the communist take down of America.
History is interesting. Marxist revolutions have traditionally involved and armed revolution to bring them to power. That will not work in the United States because of the huge numbers of firearms in the hands of citizens. (Deer hunters have the BIG ones!)
The plan here is a political take over, and Obama is following the game plan. It has been working for many years, and if McCain had been elected, IT WOULD HAVE CONTINUED FORWARD. But Obama played his hand too strongly. He declared war on free markets and private businesses. Government Motors was a live demonstration of his dream for America.
The areas that history will note will be Obama's single handed initiation of the second "Awakening" and putting the tea party movement in motion. Odd that we owe credit for saving the republic to President Obama!
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